Alternative plan for increased storage at Yate packaging factory approved

October 04 2016

YATE company Sharpak has been given permission to put six more silos on its Station Road site to allow it to stockpile greater amounts of raw materials. The packaging firm had submitted two alternative applications for increased storage capacity - one for four silos and the other for six.

YATE company Sharpak has been given permission to put six more silos on its Station  Road site to allow it to stockpile greater amounts of raw materials. The packaging firm had submitted two alternative applications for increased storage capacity - one for four silos and the other for six.
It recently acquired consent for the four silos and now South Gloucestershire Council has approved the greater number as well.
But the company will only be able to add a maximum of six new structures. Sharpak already has six silos at its factory, where it produces plastic food trays and containers.
They are used to store plastic pellets used in the manufacturing process but the company wants to keep more on site to avoid the risk of running out should deliveries be missed or held up.
Yate and Sodbury town councils had both raised concerns about the visual impact on surrounding homes of the new silos, despite them going next to the existing containers.